Stop the Train I Want to Get Off

Stop the Train I Want to Get Off I accepted a job this week to research amongst other things; suicide, near miss and other events in rail (good luck Dumb Ways to Die). I am working with a provider who has all the National data on the subject. As with any research project one must …

Safety Leadership

Safety Leadership is not the Basics – 20 Suggestions of Where to Start A very popular one from the archives When you do a search on the internet for 'safety leadership' the first hit that comes up is a QLD Government handout, a ‘toolkit for safety leadership’ Can you imagine what the zero harm state …

Zero Unsafe Acts or Zero Accidents?

Zero Unsafe Acts or Zero Accidents? There is currently a LinkedIn group discussion (HERE) raging in response to the question: “What are your thoughts about the whole " Zero Accidents" concept? I do not buy into it and it would be great to learn other people's thoughts” You can imagine the responses, like: "If you …

For the Love of Zero Competition

For the Love of Zero Competition We have a number of copies of Dr Rob Long’s book to give away. (read more about the book here) All you have to do is send us either a story about where zero harm is a nonsense or send us a slogan that inspires people to be motivated …

Safety as Avoidance

Safety as Avoidance The language of ‘error’ is unhelpful when it comes to understanding human judgment and decision making. One can assemble pyramids of ‘unsafe acts’ and ‘unsafe conditions’, fault trees of ‘active and latent failures’, maps of ‘violations’, ‘slips’ and ‘missed barriers’, sets of hazard conditions and, classify ‘omissions’, ‘organisational factors’ and ‘system failures’ …